Updated: Jan 14
Texans like to do things BIG, and Mardi Gras is no different. League City is home to America's Largest Mardi Gras Boat parade—Yachty Gras—and this year the city will be hosting several family-friendly Mardi Gras events. Precautions will be taken at each event to ensure everyone can celebrate safely this year. So come on out to League City and CELEBRATE with us!
Beads and Bark in the Park | January 23
Bring your krewe—and the family dog too—out to League Park (in the League City Historic District) for this paws-itively adorable Mardi Gras celebration. Kids are encouraged to decorate bikes, trikes, and wagons at home and ride them in the Kids Krewe Parade at noon. They'll even get to throw beads out to the crowd! There will also be an opportunity for kids to decorate their very own Mardi Gras masks. Dress up your dog in their favorite purple, green, and gold attire for the pet costume pawrade and contest, beginning at 10:30 a.m. There will be a $5 registration fee for each pet on the day of the event, which will be donated directly to the League City Dog Park Association. Along with the parades, there will be live Zydeco music, yard games, king cake, pictures with the mermaid "Hope of the Sea,"and plenty of family fun.
*Masks are required and social distancing measures will be enforced.
When: January 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: League Park, 512 2nd St., League City
Yachty Gras Kick-off Party | January 30
What better way to celebrate the largest Mardi Gras boat parade in the country than with a PARTY? Grab your favorite Mardi Gras mask (and don't forget your face mask, too), put on your most festive Mardi Gras attire, and enjoy this jovial soirée. There will be live music provided by Andy and the Dreamsicles, a cash bar, hors d'oeuvres, and a silent auction. Tickets are $20 per person, and can be purchased in advance or at the door.
When: January 30, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Lakewood Yacht Club, 2322 Lakewood Yacht Club Drive, Seabrook, TX
Yachty Gras Grand Night Boat Parade | February 6
Yachty Gras is America’s Largest Mardi Gras Boat Parade and Bay Area Houston's most popular Mardi Gras event. Local boat owners form private “Krewes” and decorate their boats with a theme of their choice. The Grand Night Boat Parade begins in the Clear Lake Channel and passes by the Kemah Boardwalk. Boat krewes throw beads to revelers along the way, and the parade judges tally their votes for the most lavishly decorated boats and most enthusiastic krewes. The parade will then pass by South Shore Harbor at 9 p.m. Yachty Gras is an event to be enjoyed by the entire family.
When: February 6, 7 p.m.
Where: Clear Creek Channel (League City to Kemah)